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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

Friday, March 8, 2013

Madison Man Sentenced To 87 Months For Distributing Cocaine

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Rodolfo Juarez-Gonzalez, 40, Madison, Wis., was sentenced Wednesday, March 6, by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 87 months in prison for distributing 500 grams or more of cocaine. Juarez-Gonzalez pleaded guilty to this charge on January 8, 2013.

On or about June 22, 2012, Juarez-Gonzalez received an order for three kilograms of cocaine and was paid $85,000 in cash for the order. On June 25, 2012, he distributed two of the three kilograms of cocaine to his customer and he told his customer that he needed more time to deliver the last kilogram of cocaine. At that time, the customer ordered an additional kilogram of cocaine and paid Juarez-Gonzalez $35,000 in cash, and was to pay an additional $3,000 when he received the additional kilogram of cocaine.

Before he could receive the two outstanding kilograms of cocaine from Juarez-Gonzalez, the customer began to cooperate with law enforcement. The customer told agents that Juarez-Gonzalez supplied him with two to three kilograms of cocaine, every six to eight weeks, for at least two years. The purchase price for each kilogram of cocaine was approximately $40,000.

Juarez-Gonzalez was arrested on July 6, 2012. At the time of his arrest, agents discovered three cellular phones and two safety deposit keys in his apartment. One key was to a safety deposit box at Summit Credit Union, in the name of Juarez-Gonzalez's girlfriend, and the other key was to a safety deposit box at Wisconsin Community Bank. Between the two safety deposit boxes and Juarez-Gonzalez's residence, agents seized $438,358 in cash.

The charge against Juarez-Gonzalez was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Munish Sharda.

Updated July 14, 2015